Sydney FC striker Matt Simon has vowed the Sky Blues squad will fight to the end as they chase Hyundai A-League finals football with two matches remaining in the regular season.
The Sky Blues take on Adelaide United at home in the penultimate regular season fixture, and could know their fate following a result in Melbourne Victory’s match, however Simon said the Sky Blues will continue to give their all for their fans.
“We’re looking forward to Saturday night,” Simon said.
“It’s always good to play at home, against Adelaide it should be a good crowd. The boys are looking to put in a good performance and get the three points.
“We’re still in with a chance and as long as that’s still possible we’ll fight until the end.
“Even if it wasn’t possible to make the 6 the boys will still fight until the end. The fans have been awesome for us this year, we always want to put a good performance in for the fans and make them go home happy.”
Simon said the number of draws has played a part in the Sky Blues ladder position.
“It’s a bit of a weird feeling because we’ve felt as a group we’ve played some good stuff over the season,” he said.
“We’ve had 10 draws this year which has ultimately cost us towards the end of the year, but the feeling is good, we’ve played well in games and been unlucky in some, so we just want to keep fighting right to the end and see where that puts us.
“You go for a little run with no results and the other team goes and wins 5 on the trot. You look at Perth Glory and Adelaide, they were coming last 10 games in, it’s just the nature of this league.
“I’ve done a few ACL campaigns now so I know what it was about and we knew the travel involved in the ACL and it was just part of being successful the year before,” he continued.
“It’s just something you have to deal with, it’s a good competition to play in, it shows you’ve been successful in the domestic league.
“You’re on the world stage playing in the Champions League and the boys want to play in it.
“Hopefully we can continue our good form in that competition as well.
“We’re just motivated to do well in every game that we play in, if we get one more good result in the Champions League we’ll be pretty close to advancing to the next stage and Sydney hasn’t done that before so it’d be pretty big for the club and that’s something that the players really want to do.”
Sydney FC take on Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 2 April (kick off 7:30pm). Catch the match live on Fox Sports 4, listen live on ABC Grandstand or follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for updates.